01 October 2007

Two posts in one day. I just spent some time catching up on reading blogs. Next I'm going to catch up on reading the newspapers before I add them to the recycle bin. Talking about that... We have a tall yellow bin; the size of a big outdoor trashcan. We fill it to the top almost every week, and only have a small bag of trash that goes out. Recycling is so automatic with us that I'm always surprised when I see people putting recyclable goods out with the trash.

Mom and I made the rounds today. We went to Annapolis Mall in search of a new comforter set and window treatments for my father's room. J.C. Penney's, Macy's and Sears. We found something promising at Sears, but they didn't have all the components. We went to lunch at Red Lobster. It was dark and a little smelly in there. I had a salad, broiled flounder and broccoli. My mom had a salad with lots of ranch dressing and two bowls of creamy and buttery clam chowder. It tasted like lobster bisque and was much more delicious than mine. I'm still dieting, and the meal left me feeling deprived. I had two tiny Dove dark chocolates afterwards and felt much better. Mom and I went to the Sears by her house after the mall and bought the bedding. My father could care less, but the room will look so much better, and that will make my mom feel good.

Emily and I had meatless meatballs with sauce and pasta, and broccoli, for dinner. The 'meatballs' were from Trader Joe's and were delicious. You'd never know they weren't meat. Yes! Something besides tofu for her to eat. Come to think of it, I don't remember the last time I had meat. I don't miss it.

The bird's been on my shoulder for hours. I guess I am starting to get a little attached. It's been a lonely night. Yuck...I turned to look at him after I typed that, and he sneezed in my face. Not attached!!!

16 comments:

Andrew said...

I am sending you big cyber hugs! All this talk of food is making me so hungry. I would love a big salad from Red Lobster right now and the garlic and cheese biscuits. And a seafood platter! LOL grumble grumble. I hope you get some good sleep tonight and I will be thinking of you. "Talk" to you tomorrow!

Jonathon Andrew

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the hug. I needed it! And you reminded me that I did have one of those great biscuits. I couldn't help myself. The waiter gave me two to take home. Emily just saw them and said she loves them. She'll be having them for breakfast tomorrow. Time for me to go to bed. I am in a better mood by the way. And, the bird is still on my shoulder.

azure said...

Have you named that bird yet? I would say he's thinking "I'm YOUR bird now, ms gravy train!"

KYRIE said...

I don't miss meat either after being vegan. In fact, once I tried a beef burger after being a vegan for 2 years, I hated the taste! And I used to love burgers!!
Ya, whn u gonna name tht bird?

captain corky said...
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captain corky said...

I've been on a diet since I got back from NJ and I'm doing pretty good. I feel pretty motivated this time. I hope it lasts for a long time.

simonsays said...

Sneezing bird...teehee. Dieting is hard, hand in there. Maybe you will inspire me.

jAMiE said...

Awww, a new bird, nice..i'll have to read back. I'm looking for new bedding for my room too.

bonnie said...

woops, I sent you a comment but I wasn't signed in. It looks like the cutathon was a success! I love your bird. I love birds, but I have a dog and 2 cats so... no birds. Thank you for all your help with my blog. I'm having a lot of fun with it. My photo came out HUGE tho. Thanks too for sending me your friends. Getting their notes made me completely happy!

Jay said...

Our trash people don't provide recycling services. Last year when the city announced it would accept bids for a new trash service they decided they didn't want recycling cause that's just for those crazy environmentalists. LOL

That bird is your buddy. You may not be attached but he is!

happyone said...

I'm with you with the recycling.
I was a vegetarian for a year and it just wasn't for me. I actually gained weight!
I don't eat a lot of meat but I do like it every so often.

Portia said...

sounds like a good day! it's good that recycling is second nature- it is for me too but it took me a LONG time to rub off on the rest of the house!
both meals sound scrumptious:)

fiwa said...

Hello - just got back from vacation and wanted to say hi! Your new bird buddy is very cute - I can't believe he flew up and landed on someone's shoulder on the way to the mailbox - how weird! My cockatiel must have been tortured at the pet shop because he is not nice, but I have a dove and she's very sweet and will happily sit on my shoulder for hours.

Glad to see you're doing well -
fiwa :)

Josie Two Shoes said...

Arrgghhh - you and then Andrew... I LOVE Red Lobster, after reading this I am starving for it!! :-)

SOUL: said...

food food food.
i just ate ice cream, and you got me hungry all over again.
hmmm.
wonder if i have anything ... nah.
too late for food.
or is it?
g'nite.
c ya round.

Amanda said...

Re: meatless wonder: I guess it's all about the spices!

While it does sound very cozy to have a bird perched on your shoulder most the time, I bet a sneezing (or a dropping) can make this old really fast. ;)

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